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Russell L. Simpson
Each year, thousands of people convert, revert, or in some way discover the Catholic Church. For cradle Catholics—like me—who are born into the...
T.A. Herdian
I was born in Indramayu, West Java, Indonesia, on April 13, 1978. I’m the third child in the family; I have two older brothers and one younger...
Thank you for the excellent article by Jeffrey Mirus, “Three Great Lessons of the Abuse Scandal” ( July-August 2010). Dr. Mirus writes with a...
Judith Costello
The year was 1975. I was in college, where the women's movement and other social-justice causes were a big part of campus life. I was on a...
Erik M.
As a kid, my goal was someday to become the pope. My reality was pretty far away from my dreams. I had a very strong sense that God was working...
Christine K.
On television several years ago, I heard the testimony of a man who—though born and raised Jewish—had completed his own personal quest for...
Keith Cobb
Keith: My wife and I came home to the Catholic Church in different but deeply entwined ways. She was a cradle Catholic from the Philippines,...
Steven Mosher
At some point in each person’s life, the way is illuminated by a divine light, perceivable not by the senses but by the soul. He is given the...
Cherie Peacock
The conversion of French writer Paul Claudel was sudden and profound. On a Christmas Eve when he was 18 years old, he attended Vespers at Notre...
John E. Lopez
"Johnny, I’ll light a candle for you after Mass," said my grandmother. I was 18 years old, and for over a year I had been pre-training with the...